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hey, buddy. i miss you. hey. >> laura: >> you, buddy, i missed you. >> shot in the line of duty getting a special visit from canine partner leon. we wish him a speedy recovery. >> great way to end the show. we begin with the fox news alert. donald trump directing several key intel agencies to declassify material and document surrounding the investigation into the investigators was what will be revealed and when will the american people get their first look. the american taliban is a free man tonight. the infamous high profile terrorist walking free from prison early, the president says he tried to stop it. we will talk to a cia officer's
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daughter come his family says this is a big slap in the face. jussie smollett's, the files ordered unsealed. the charges were dropped. i am shannon bream in washington. we begin with david front with breaking news on this investigation into the investigators and a big drop of news tonight. >> very busy in the last 30 minutes or so. this is the memo from the president, a 2-page memo to members of his cabinet that packs a large punch, the headline gives attorney general william barr power to declassify information related to surveillance investigation of trump's 2016 campaign and origins of the russia and mueller investigation. the intelligence community has been ordered to cooperate. i want to read a statement from sarah sanders, quote, today's action will help ensure that all
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americans learn the truth about events that occurred in the actions taken in the last presidential election and restore confidence in public institutions. late this afternoon at an event announcing $16 billion in aid during the tariff standoff with china donald trump spend much of that time doubling down on yesterday's cover-up claim saying ignoring subpoenas, allegedly obstructing justice can be impeachable offenses. congressman jerry nadler confirmed he is pushing nancy pelosi to speed up and impeachment inquiry. listen to this from the president just hours before the memo was released tonight. accuse long-term members of law enforcement of treason. >> who specifically are you accusing of treason? >> a number of people and they have unsuccessfully tried to take down the wrong person. will comey, look at mccain,
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probably people higher than that. if you look at heather nauert and lisa page, two lovers, they talked openly. they didn't use their private server because they didn't want to get caught so they use the government server, that was not a good move. >> reporter: after this memo two members of the cabinet, the doj hit inboxes, democrats expressed serious concerns. >> as a former united states attorney and state attorney general for 20 years i am baffled by this memorandum. there is no reason for it. agencies have a legal obligation to cooperate with the attorney general of the united states and it feels more like an effort to
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distract with adult rusty objects, not a bright shiny one. >> in the last 45 minutes we have a tweet from adam schiff congress in california, quote, while trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about obstruction of justice trump and barr conspired weapon is law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies to cover up, a new and dangerous phase, this is an american. this includes fisa memos related to carter page, surveillance of george papadopoulos and other documents, part of the nexus of the investigation, the president heads to japan tomorrow. we suspect this will follow him there. heather: it will be a late friday night where we get more news. the president directing several federal agencies to work with william barr and declassify
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documents want to the origins of investigation into the trump campaign. you will hear from the top ranking republican on that committee devon nunez in just a few minutes. but first chris hahn from the aggressive progressive podcast and airy fleischer. great to have you with us. to recap, sarah sanders says this, the attorney general has been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, to help ensure that all americans learn the truth about the events that occurred in the actions that were taken. a that regardless of party the nation wants? >> the president is taking this authority from the director of national intelligence who hasn't always been on the same page with the president and giving it to his loyal servant and defense attorney general william barr. all americans should be concerned about that. i want things disclosed, we keeps too much and classified seal but the reason the
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president is doing this is you wants that authority with the guy who is loyal to him and not necessarily loyal to the institution. that should concern us all. shannon: is not going to manufacture or create information, he made take the curtain off of something. >> this is important because when one party decides it is going to use the powers of the state, surveillance powers, confidential informant powers and electronic eavesdropping to monitor and opposing campaign they better have the goods on that campaign. we now know they didn't. the entire investigation of the president does not merit it. they didn't have collusion. yet they pursued it anyway and you don't want to set the precedent that one party in power can do that to the party out of power. we need to know what happened. clearly overreacted. the obama administration made terrible mistakes the divided the country for two years and people do need to know and the department of justice is the
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appropriate place. >> if that didn't happen why should any of these agencies, most of them who were in crosshairs are gone. if they have nothing to hide why should they care? >> this is the third investigation of this. there was an investigation by the internal investigation and that should be coming out soon. another investigation by us attorney, this is the third investigation and i am fine with investigating to find the truth but there was a jump to say there was a political involvement here which we have no evidence of whatsoever other than the president of the united states saying that is what happened. law enforcement following leads, they were getting fisa warrants
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improperly and making a big jump here to say this was politically motivated. >> we can see this and make a decision and if there was political motivation it will be reassuring to americans that you don't have to worry about these people in high positions and we should be happy about that. >> keep it away from political people like the attorney general. >> he is not manufacturing and saying things that weren't said but putting things out there that actually happened that is not manufacturing. that is exposing. >> let me jump in your. christians showed us his worries. he is the one who said political interference. i said the obama administration which is true, surveillance decisions were made during the obama administration because they panicked, overreacted with bad judgment. let's see what the justice department finds but we know it was wrong. we know it should be extraordinarily unusual to use police powers to spy on and
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opposing campaign. usually do it if you've got the goods. they didn't. what you need to know is you have to have an investigation how and why it took place. it's very revealing that you immediately leapt to political causes. you are showing your worst fears. please don't interrupt. that the investigation go where the investigators think it needs to go, we heard from bob mueller. >> everybody agrees they want to know. >> i agree in the doj has an intense investigation going on. and it might be too independent and not satisfied with his own the and i being the one who declassified which having worked in the white house, usually the
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way information is declassified. the d and i often releases classified information. it might reveal an asset more important than criminal charges. having worked in the white house. shannon: in accordance with the restrictions you have, you don't file classified information, this will be a much longer, much more patient inducing process than a lot of people think. we should wait and see. >> there is one other daca. the inspector general has jurisdiction over what happens in the department of justice, clearly there are issues involving the cia and state department. the ig has no jurisdiction, that's why you need the attorney general under the ag to ask questions of cia and state.
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the ig doesn't go that far. this is the first investigation that is the road and concluded the government agencies involved. >> come back when we know more, when we see stuff, thank you both. as the president crackdown on immigrants taking public assistance, this is not new policy but a law that is already on the books. the california senate passing a $214 billion spending plan that would expand benefits to people in the us illegally. our legal eagles face-off next.
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>> reporter: by signing the memorandum donald trump is enforcing a 23-year-old law supported in 1996 by then senator joe biden and signed into law by bill clinton. the provision requires sponsors of legal immigrants to reimburse the federal government for social services used by the immigrant like medicaid and welfare. each future sponsor of an immigrant would be required to sign documents to layout financial responsibilities and create the mechanism for the government to collect unpaid balances. the administration says it would require sponsors to consider who they would be willing to stand behind and end the practice of bringing in large numbers of welfare dependent immigrants. a white house fact sheet we've not verified says, quote, 78% of households headed by a noncitizen with no more than icicle education use one welfare program. this is part of the president's
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push for a merit-based immigration system or point system that if adopted would favor high skilled workers, education, age and proficiency in english would be factored in. right now only 12% of immigrants are admitted based on merit, 66% on family connections inside the us also known as chain migration. the administration says this would flip the numbers were 57% and admitted on merit, 33% on family ties. none of this would affect those who are already in the country illegally. the president also said he is trying to close loopholes the gang members and criminals would be inadmissible. despite california already having among the highest taxes in the country and the highest unfunded liabilities like pensions the state senate has advanced a $214 billion spending bill to give illegal immigrants free healthcare.
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the measure would apply to illegal immigrants between the ages of 19, and 25, or 65 and older. shannon: there you have it. the trump administration's efforts to enforce already existing immigration laws. let's talk it over with civil rights attorneys. thank you for being with us tonight. i want to read a little bit of the way this is described in the hill today, this plan from the president says the policy will require states to provide the names of immigrants drawing before the bill was on if you'd to the sponsor. if the sponsor does not pay the bill and this will be sent to the treasury department and the amount will be withheld from a sponsor's tax return. this was already on the books. but apparently it is not been enforced.'m a fan of enforcing laws on the books, common sense laws, don't know why it hasn't been.
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my concern is this leaves a disparity and dichotomy between the way the laws are being enforced and the rhetoric ramping up against legal immigrants, i am one and a citizen. and illegal immigrants, we see a frustration on the part of the administration, they seem unable because of democratic blockage to do anything about the illegal immigration problem, the border wall and so forth, cracking down on legal immigrants. we have to do both. it is important to hold them accountable but what about the huge number of illegal immigrants taking advantage of the system? shannon: the bill passed in 1996, joe biden was instrumental in this, democrat instrumental in getting it done and a democratic president signed it. would you support it? >> a political masterstroke by the trump team, to have joe
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biden and seen strong on immigration and put in place a memorandum, to negotiate on immigration. a brilliant political strategy but from a practical aspect, it does not address the immigration system. i don't think anybody who brings in a couple highly skilled countries to compete against americans who are fighting for it and jobs is a good idea and at the same time abandoning farmers and agriculture community who need this labor coming in. i'm a son of an immigrant family who came in, not highly skilled or merit-based but the generation after that is highly skilled because of the advantages we had in america. a brilliant masterstroke politically but the policy itself will be impractical to enforce and it is focusing on ensuring democrats to the table. shannon: this thing passed in the california senate out there.
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ap reports california senate passes $214 billion spending plan that would expand benefits to people in the us illegally. a quote from the california senate, these are people who are working, bank taxes, a population we should not leave behind. this is the same that is complaining about being overrun by people they can't care for so it is a bit confusing. >> the actual people were complaining like myself who had to step over people lying in the streets to get into the studio in san francisco, we citizens are complaining but politicians and sacrament or do not care, they are not complaining, they think that our state is great as avon for more and more people who do not pay their way here and that remark by the state senator was predicated upon they also pay taxes. that is the policy. they hardly pay any taxes. social security numbers are fake, they don't say that same taxes almost and they will not be enjoying the benefits but believe it or not this proposal
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that passed the legislature today was a compromise. democrats in second and so wanted to cover all illegal aliens, not carving out those between 25-65 but all of them. why not? why not make it a magnet for every illegal alien in the country, covering a substantial number of people going to increase the migration of illegal aliens into the state at the same time encouraging people to leave california to our taxpayers. shannon: we got to go. >> a statement recognizing the political reality on the ground, a large population that is in document to come you cannot simply have -- let them die in the streets. this is a mechanism for that and even if it is not ideal for many it is something that has to be done or you are going to have people using the emergency room instead of regular healthcare providers.
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>> having healthcare insurance is having healthcare, two different things. >> we don't want that to happen to anyone. thank you both. congressman devon nunez next on the president authorizing the doj and a number of federal agencies to declassify fisa documents. chicago judge says it is time to unseal the records in the case against jussie smollett. he says he is innocent. when will this show and when will you get to see it? uh-oh, looks like someone's still nervous about buying a new house. is it that obvious?
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to trial in the fall, rape and other charges in that case. we are one step closer to getting a look at all the evidence in the saga of empire actor jussie smollett. in illinois judge ordered his committal case file to be unsealed which should shed light on the controversy on the confusing case. mark meredith, great to have you with us. >> reporter: the documents were released today but we expect to learn a lot more in coming days about what chicago police and prosecutors knew about the jussie smollett case. it was january when jussie smollett said he was attacked and convicted of a hate crime. police accused him of staging the whole thing and charged him with disorderly conduct but prosecutor surprised many in march when they announced they were dropping the charges. ever since then media has tried to get access to the file. >> this is about transparency in the system and the public has a
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right to know what the government did here and why. >> attorneys representing jussie smollett urged the judge not to unseal the file, they were siding clients privacy, the judge disagreed writing jussie smollett, quote, voluntarily stood in front of cameras from numerous news organizations in the courthouse lobby and spoke about the case. these are not the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy will be left alone. sheila o'brien, retired illinois judge said she had questions about the behavior of state attorney kim fox, what's a special prosecutor look at fox's handling of the case. >> more remains to be done. it is not the court file that is all important, it is ms. fox's file in the decision-making process into how the case was handled. >> reporter: o'brien has tried to subpoena a family friend who served as chief of staff to michelle obama. chicago sun-times reported general refused to accept the
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subpoena. we will watch to see what happens next. shannon: it is tough to avoid a subpoena for very long. this is a fox news alert. we told you about donald trump putting out a memo regarding declassification to release more information about spying on the trump campaign, getting to the origins of the campaign. democrats in fast lane for gop reaction we have devon nunez, ranking member of the house intelligence committee, great to have you with us. i want to read something from adam schiff, the chairman, he says trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice, trump and william barr conspires weapon eyes law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies. the cover appended a new and dangerous phase. this is an american. your reaction? >> the old adage whatever they accuse you of doing they are doing.
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let's go through a couple quick facts. let's start with the fact their party, their candidate was paid for dirt that was picked up and used by the fbi. multiple people, the fbi, state department, maybe the fbi wanted to do it but cause the investigation to begin with. if you go back when house republicans on the intelligence committee went to court to find out who paid for this to get fusion gps's record, guess who opposed it? house democrats led by nancy pelosi. when we put house republicans put the memo forward that said we don't think things are right, we want transparency for the american people carter page did nothing wrong to get this fisa warrant, house democrats opposed it. the idea of a cover-up they are covering up their own cover-up.
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shannon: earlier we had a democratic supporter and attorney who talked about the fact this should go through the director of national intelligence. it said the way the president is doing this is he is allying himself from congressman schiff to make a political move and make sure this gets out. >> we don't elect bureaucrats in this country to control who decides when things are classified or not classified. the president of the united states has the ultimate declassification authority. congress has some power, we use that power when we put the memo out on the fisa abuse. i don't know what these people are talking about. when they want bureaucracy to control things they are fine with it. whenever things they don't want
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out they change their position. we have been very consistent. we want everything out, whether it is good for republicans, bad for republicans, we want it all out and we have been saying that for 21/2 years and they have 0 evidence of the trump campaign colluding with russians but at the same time we have found them hanging out with all kinds of russians which is why they don't want -- shannon: we are almost out of time but i want to give you a chance to respond to judiciary chairman jerry nadler who launched the impeachment proceedings, he is pushing for speaker tonight to move more quickly and making decisions on that. this is to dirty up the intelligence community to pretend there is something wrong with the beginning of the investigation and hurt the intelligence agency. he says that is what the president is doing tonight. >> we heard the intelligence committee, we are never going to recover from this at this rate until people are held accountable. we are in this position because
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the intelligence agencies that are supposed to be used to track down and kill bad guys, terrorists, used against a us presidential campaign. once again i don't know what they are talking about. shannon: we all hope and we know it will take some time but we get answers and see if there is there there, you have seen more than we have. thanks for calling in. in other beltway intrigue donald trump mocking rex to listen is all prepared and, quote, dumb as a rock. the secretary of state's claim that vladimir putin was more prepared than the president was during a 2017 summit. it ministration officials take issue with that report. >> the fact is the president walked out of the meeting and press conference immediately
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following as did a number of his aides. >> buddy outrageous and explains why rex tillers and is no longer the secretary of state. shannon: donald trump did fire tillers and last year. the so-called american taliban is a freeman tonight. one of the most high profile terrorists the us ever captured, released early from prison. the daughter of the slain cia officer who interrogated and died soon after, is live with us next. that's a blazer? that's a chevy blazer? aww, this is dope. this thing is beautiful. i love the lights. oh man, it's got a mean face on it. it looks like a piece of candy. look at the interior. this is nice. this is my sexy mom car. i would feel like a cool dad. it's just really chic. i love this thing. it's gorgeous. i would pull up in this in a heartbeat. i want one of these. that is sharp. the all-new chevy blazer. speaks for itself. i don't know who they got to design this but give them a cookie and a star. [music playing] jerry has a membership to this gym, but he's not using it. and he has subscriptions to a music service he doesn't listen to and five streaming video services he doesn't watch.
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>> what bothers me more than >> what bothers me more than anything else is here is a man who has not given up his proclamation of terror. and we have to let him out. am i happy about it? not even a little bit. shannon: american taliban is a free man, the terrorist sympathizer who harbors radical ideology walked out of prison today ahead of schedule. mike tobin has the reasons and reaction tonight.
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>> reporter: the walls of this federal prison no longer hold the man known as the american taliban, john walker lindh who left america to fight alongside the taliban. he was discovered in a prison in afghanistan. he had been interviewed by mike spann. span was killed in a prison uprising. the family says he knew of the uprising, kept quiet. he took a plea for aiding the taliban and carry weapons in afghanistan. the sentence was 20 years. federal sentencing guidelines about release with good behavior after 85% of the service is served. span's father says the sentence is not just. the former director of cia and secretary of state agrees. >> a cleanable and unconscionable. i let the cia. we are allowing someone involved in his death out of jail after a relatively short sentence. >> reporter: even liberals took
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to twitter asking why lindh wasn't prosecuted for treason and sentenced to life in prison, a position held by conservatives. >> he met with usama bin laden, chose to go to the front lines to fight the taliban in summer of 2001. john walker lindh swore allegiance to jihad. >> reporter: foreign policy magazine released documents from the national counterterrorism center saying while in prison, continue to advocate global jihadist translate violent extremist texts. prison cannot keep lindh from his jihadist ways and now he is on the street with less control. >> all the things that went into this day, be let out early, we could review it all. >> reporter: for me -- lindh sitting to northern virginia were supervision will be handled and he told mister span to shut his mouth, lindh has been exonerated and cast -- he can't let it go.
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>> allison span was a child when her father became the first american killed in the afghanistan conflict. he recently sent a letter to the president asking him to stop lindh's release. good to have you with us tonight. >> reporter: thanks for having me. shannon: i want to play the soundbite of what he said about his efforts to stop this release from happening. >> what bothers me more than anything else is that here is a man who has not given up his proclamation of terror and we have to let him out and am i happy about it? not even a little bit. the lawyers have gone through it with a to find to comb. if there was a way to break that i would have broken it in two seconds. shannon: how are you and your family feeling tonight? >> i think we are feeling shock, disappointed. we hoped at the very least there
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would be an investigation into these reports about john walker lindh continuing his radical islamic terrorism while in prison before they released him. to me that is concerning not only to my family but the united states and in three years when he is off probation, the world. shannon: there are strict outlines we talked about, conditions for him as far as his probation and release and communicating over social media. we talked about with senator cotton who is opposed to this as well. the olympics is the extent that ideology makes terrorism a different kind of crime, it is not illegal to hold certain belief that a prison sentence can't be extended because a prisoner hasn't changed his mind. what can we do about the situation? >> i just don't understand how we could release somebody who is in prison pledging his support
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for isis to a member of the media in a written letter. if he is doing this behind bars, what can we expect when he is free on the streets? there's going to be restrictions on him but he is being monitored or was being monitored 24 hours a day in prison. is that even possible on the outside? i feel like the things he fbi a investigate people who proclaim these things who aren't even in prison was wise and lindh being investigated before we release them in the streets? shannon: are you worried other americans will be endangered because of this? >> absolutely. absolutely. someone who sends a letter and has no qualms about writing isis is doing a spectacular job is a danger to anybody. anyone who thinks the slaughter of men, women and children is a spectacular thing is not someone anybody should want on the streets. shannon: what would be justice
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for you, your family? >> justice would have been a life sentence for john walker lindh 18 years ago. that didn't happen. justice now is this case, what happened with john walker lindh being used as a test dummy for what we are going to do in the future. we have 400-500 other terrorists set to be released in the next 5 years. what are we going to do going forward? what legislation, what policy to prevent this from happening again? john walker lindh was released for good behavior. what i want to know, is good behavior sending letters to members of the media proclaiming support for isis? is good behavior still promoting global jihad while in jail? or do they see behavior is not starting fights? as not getting aggressive with regard? if it is the latter we really need to read aside and redefine what good behavior in prison really is.
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shannon: this is sparking legislation on the held by lawmakers who have the same questions you do. we will track that. we know nothing can truly bring closure, we thank you for sharing your story. in texas a battle over social issues is front and center and it is all over chick-fil-a. a new bill discriminatory but supporters are standing up for religious freedom. we will debate next. (client's voice) remember that degree you got in taxation?
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shannon: a push in texas to save chick-fil-a is closer to law following passes by the state senate and house. texas governor greg abbott is expected to sign a bill preventing the government from penalizing businesses for exercising their religious rights. critics say the lgbt q community is being targeted by this. turning point usa founder charlie kirk, welcome to you. let's talk about this bill that would say you can't buy a business because of believes they may have.
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i want to play something from one of the lawmakers in texas who is reacting to this. celia israel, a democrat, says this. >> i am tired of this. it has been cloaked in religious freedom. the genesis and nexus of this bill is in hatred. >> i don't know what the obsession with chick-fil-a is. i don't think anyone has had an unpleasant experience at chick-fil-a. they seem so happy and cheerful, they donate so much to charity. in all seriousness the left continues to focus on trying to make sure they hate the idea that there are other ideas. imagine if all of a sudden somebody wanted to ban someone for having another viewpoint, a jewish deli for example, no one would accept that but chick-fil-a happens to have a belief in traditional marriage. not anti-anything but
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traditional marriage and that gives the left a license to discriminate against them. i support the texas bill that people cannot be discriminated against because of their religious viewpoint in particular chick-fil-a at the san antonio airport. shannon: we talked about a block on chick-fil-a being able to locate there. i want to play something from a republican member in texas. this is how he tease up a conversation. >> should family city council be able to refuse me as a vendor in their city because of donations to my church that holds a biblical view of marriage? shannon: your turn. >> it seems like the right is focusing on a company and whether they should have the right to run a business according to their beliefs. it is not left or right. maybe it is an economic reason. who wants a company that doesn't sell on sundays in an airport? economically that wouldn't make sense.
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shannon: the people made it clear it wasn't about that. they were clear the reason we are bothering them is we think they are, quote, anti-lgbt. >> they actually are. mister kathy, the ceo of the company is a billionaire who has given billions to organizations who are anti-lgbt marriages. it is a statement. a chicken sandwich company that happens to be very religious. a religious company that sells chicken sandwiches were the other way around? shannon: many people in the lgbt q community who say we feel disparaged by this. chick-fil-a hires all kinds of people, they will serve anyone and it is not about that but they also admit their founder or the son of the founder made a lot of donations to traditional marriage groups and that would
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be by definition things like same-sex marriage. >> a religious-based institution. we don't get instance critiquing when other businesses give to planned parenthood or activist causes on the left but there's frustration when christian conservatives give money to their church or religious-based institutions. the only reason this is an issue is chick-fil-a -- this is a great test case was go to manhattan, there is a line out the door for chick-fil-a a couple blocks from fox news headquarters and all these protests, people say chick-fil-a will not be able to survive, they run one heckuva business and they are successful in the left those they can do their boycott tax exemption. it is not worked yet. >> there is no need to save chick-fil-a. they don't need a bill, they are doing fine. >> they are being barred from the airport. >> we have to ask questions where you draw the line.
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♪ >> shannon: in an uncerta shannon: in an uncertain world justice wears a mask. omission to rescue doctor and cats in need of a forever home. a caped crusader dressed like batman to convey strength and positivity. a year ago chris organized a nonprofit, batman for a cause, trying to keep dogs out of shelters. for your courage, loyalty to our friends, you are our midnight hero. my new book is out. thank you for making it a
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bestseller and the reagan library and nashville and knoxville, see you on the road. had a good time meeting folks. most-watched, most trusted, most grateful, good night from washington, i am shannon bream. >> they have unsuccessfully tried to take down the wrong person. look at comey, look at mccabe and that didn't work out well for them. >> this is "fox and friends first," happening at 4:00 am on the east coast, day of reckoning, donald trump ordering the full declassification of documents related to the spying of the 2016 campaign. what is next for democrats who are desperate to keep the collusion narrative alive, live from washington. not skipping a beat, the new yorker unveiling its take on the president's power and social media sounding off.


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